Good journalists almost always try to give equal voice to both sides of an issue, But there are times when doing so could spread misinformation. Are there some issues that don't merit a "Both Sides" approach on news outlets that claim to be fair and balanced?
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. Research a news story or topic that has a false equivalence (GMOs, Vaccines, Flat Earth...) Create a presentation about both sides of the story and what makes the equivalency false.
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.